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Benjamin Franklin Jones

Full Name: Benjamin Franklin Jones
Birth date: May 28, 1838
Death date: April 21, 1884

Terms of Service

  • House, 16th (1) (2) Legislature
    1/14/1879 - 1/11/1881
    Unaffiliated
(1) Greenbacker, 1/14/1879, p. 1. Galveston Daily News .
(2) Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.

Biographical Notes and Resources

Other Resources

  • Biographical sketch of William D.C. Jones (born 1866), Volume III, pp. 1493-1494. Relatives - brothers: Charles Hill Jones, William Henry Jones, Benjamin F. Jones, and George Washington 'Wash' Jones (Lieutenant Governor 1866-1867), sons of William Dandridge Claiborne Jones (1799-1892) and Rachel Burleson Jones. A History of Texas and Texans 1916.
  • James Slaughter Jones, birth date 12/8/1875 in Bastrop County, death date 11/27/1924, burial in Bastrop, lawyer, spouse Vesta A. Craft. Relatives: Benjamin Frank Jones - father, James Slaughter Jones - son. Charles Hill Jones, William Henry Jones, and George Washington 'Wash' Jones (Lieutenant Governor 1866-1867) - uncles, James Slaughter Jones - nephew. Goodman & Allied Families and Wilson Family Trees; U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918; Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982. Ancestry.com .
  • B.F. Jones, birth date 5/28/1838, death date 4/21/1884, burial in Oliver Cemetery, Smithville, Bastrop County. Find a Grave .
  • "A 'Wood Enchantress' on Highway 71: 133 Year-Old Farm House Being Restored," family of William Dandridge Claiborne Jones and Benjamin Franklin Jones' residence on family farm until his death in 1887. Bastrop Advertiser and County News, 5/7/1981, p. 3, crediting Bastrop Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Death notice, "Death of Hon. B.F. Jones, The Galveston Daily News, 4/23/1884, p. 2, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. Death date 4/21/1884 at his home near Alum Creek, "brother of Hon. Wash Jones, and representative of Bastrop county in the Sixteenth Legislature . . . " Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Biographical sketch, Benjamin Franklin Jones, pp. 268-269. Born 5/28/1838 in Tipton County, Tennessee. Elected to the House as an Independent. Texas Legislative Manual, 1879-80 1879.
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